New Fellow Dinner (Cpt)
StartSeptember 21, 2017Start6:00 pm


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Research on the nature and size of out-of-pocket costs is critical to design better annuities and insurance products and to reduce unnecessary precautionary savings. Such research needs initially to be qualitative so that the reasons for losses, and possible mitigation strategies can be developed.

Speaker:  Anthony Asher is an actuary well known for his interest in ethics in professional life, particularly the social impact of actuarial work. On the one hand this has led to product development, where benefits (and underlying investments) match the particular needs of the bereaved, the disabled and the elderly. On the other hand it has led to questions of professional education and regulation that support the development of judgement and justice. His current research includes various issues in financial planning, and a virtue theory approach to risk culture and overregulation.